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Title The crunk feminist collection / edited by Brittney C. Cooper, Susana M. Morris,and Robin M. Boylorn.

Publication Info. New York : The Feminist Press at CUNY, 2017.


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Edition First Feminist Press edition.
Description xxi, 336 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary "For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted-relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog. Now with an annual readership of nearly one million, their posts foster dialogue about activist methods, intersectionality, and sisterhood. And the writers' personal identities-as black women; as sisters, daughters, and lovers; and as television watchers, sports fans, and music lovers-are never far from the discussion at hand. These essays explore "Sex and Power in the Black Church," discuss how "Clair Huxtable is Dead," list "Five Ways Talib Kweli Can Become a Better Ally to Women in Hip Hop," and dwell on "Dating with a Doctorate (She Got a Big Ego?)." Self-described as "critical homegirls," the authors tackle life stuck between loving hip hop and ratchet culture while hating patriarchy, misogyny, and sexism. Brittney Cooper is an assistant professor at Rutgers University. In addition to a weekly column in, her words have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post,, and many others. In 2013 and 2014, she was named to the's Root 100, an annual list of Top Black Influencers. Susana M. Morris received her Ph.D. from Emory University and is currently an associate professor of English at Auburn University. Robin M. Boylorn is assistant professor at the University of Alabama. She is the author of the award-winning monograph Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience (Peter Lang, 2013)"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The Crunk Feminist Collective mission statement -- Hip hop generation feminism: a manifesto -- Intro: Get CRUNK! / Brittney C. Cooper, Susana M. Morris, and Robin M. Boylorn -- Gender: @#$% the patriarchy. Introduction ; Dear patriarchy / Crunkista ; On Black men showing up for Black women at the scene of the crime / Brittney C. Cooper ; The evolution of a down-ass chick / Robin M. Boylorn ; How did I become a feminist? / Eesha Pandit ; Do we need a body count to count? Notes on the serial murders of Black women / Aisha Durham ; What does Black masculinity look like? / Robin M. Boylorn ; Eight reasons why formenism can ruin your love life / Brittney C. Cooper and Susana M. Morris ; On being called out my name / Robin M. Boylorn ; Jesus wasn't a slut shamer, or how conservative theology harms Black women / Brittney C. Cooper -- Race and racism: all Black lives matter. Introduction ; Refereeing Serena: racism, anger, and US (Women's) tennis / Brittney C. Cooper ; On Kimani Gray, or to be young, guilty, and Black / Susana M. Morris ; SlutWalks vs. Ho Strolls / Brittney C. Cooper ; Fuck Sears, or when mall cops attack / Crunkista ; Re-nigging on the promises: #Justice4Trayvon / Brittney C. Cooper ; The western gaze: on photography in the two-thirds world / Eesha Pandit ; Trayvon Martin and prison abolition / Chanel Craft Tanner ; Working while Black: ten racial microagressions experienced in the workplace / Robin M. Boylorn ; For whites who consider being allies but find it much too tuff / Susana M. Morris -- Family and community: choosing family. Introduction ; Reflections on coming out and family / Crunkista ; The evidence of things not seen: sex and power in the Black church / Brittney C. Cooper ; Fish dreams / Robin M. Boylorn ; Inconceivable: Black infertility / Aisha Durham ; What I value most / Rachel Raimist ; God's plan ain't Black mothers dying young / Sheri Davis-Faulkner ; After the love has gone: radical community after the election / Susana M. Morris ; Mama's baby, papa's maybe / Susana M. Morris ; What love looks like in public / Robin M. Boylorn ; #CFCTaughtMe: five lessons on life and relationships on the occasion of our fifth anniversary / Brittney C. Cooper -- Girls studies: Black girls are magic. Introduction ; Won't you celebrate with me? / Susana M. Morris ; Meeting girls where they are / Chanel Craft Tanner ; Baby hair: for Gabby, Blue Ivy, Tiana, and me / Robin M. Boylorn ; When everything hurts: Black pain, silence, and suicide tries / Robin M. Boylorn ; Unbreakable, or the problem with praising Blackgirl strength / Robin M. Boylorn ; Olympics oppression? Gabby Douglas and smile politics / Brittney C. Cooper ; What if we were free? Riley Curry and Blackgirl freedom / Robin M. Boylorn -- Politics and policy: the personal is political. Introduction ; On the pole for freedom: Bree Newsome's politics, theory, and theology of resistance / Brittney C. Cooper ; The wait of a nation / Sheri Davis-Faulkner ; Health-care reform, politics, and power: is the Supreme Court crunk? / Eesha Pandit ; Reproductive injustice and the "War on Women," or an ode to the intersections / Eesha Pandit ; My brother's keeper and the co-optation of intersectionality / Brittney C. Cooper ; Reflections on respectability / Susana M. Morris ; Citizenship and silence: speaking the stories aloud / Eesha Pandit ; Teachers are not magical Negroes / Susana M. Morris ; Making movement mistakes: what to do when you f@*k up / Eesha Pandit -- Hip hop generation feminism: feminism all the way turned up. Introduction ; Ten crunk commandments for reinvigorating hip hop feminist studies / Brittney C. Cooper, Aisha Durham, Susana M. Morris, and Rachel Raimist ; Lensing the culture: (Hip hop) women behind the camera / Rachel Raimist ; Sticks, stones, and microphones: a melody of misogyny / Aisha Durham ; Confessions of a backslider / Chanel Craft Tanner ; Disrespectability politics: on Jay Z's bitch, Beyoncé's "fly" ass, and Black girl blue / Brittney C. Cooper -- Love, sex and relationships: Black feminist sex is the best sex ever. Introductio
Subject African American feminists -- United States.
Feminism -- United States.
African Americans -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Added Author Cooper, Brittney C., 1980- editor.
Morris, Susana M., 1980- editor.
Boylorn, Robin M., 1978- editor.
ISBN 9781558619432 (paperback)
1558619437 (paperback)

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